Nissan Maxima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Slave Cylinder

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the slave cylinder

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Disconnect and cap the hydraulic line at the slave cylinder.
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  5. Remove the nuts attaching the slave cylinder to the transmission/transaxle.
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  7. Remove the slave cylinder.
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To install:
  1. Install the slave cylinder and tighten the attaching nuts to 22-30 ft. lbs. (30-40 Nm).
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  3. Connect the clutch hydraulic line to the slave cylinder. Tighten the fitting securely.
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  5. Bleed the clutch hydraulic system.
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HYDRAULIC SYSTEM BLEEDING



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Fig. Fig. 2: Use a transparent vinyl hose when bleeding the slave cylinder so the air bubbles can be seen


CAUTION
Brake fluid contains polyglycol ethers and polyglycols. Avoid contact with the eyes and wash your hands thoroughly after handling brake fluid. If you do get brake fluid in your eyes, flush your eyes with clean, running water for 15 minutes. If eye irritation persists, or if you have taken brake fluid internally, IMMEDIATELY seek medical assistance.


WARNING
Clean, high quality brake fluid is essential to the safe and proper operation of the clutch hydraulic system. You should always buy the highest quality brake fluid that is available. If the clutch hydraulic system becomes contaminated, drain and flush the system, then refill the master cylinder with new fluid. Never reuse any brake fluid. Any brake fluid that is removed from the system should be discarded. Also, do not allow any brake fluid to come in contact with a painted surface; it will damage the paint.

  1. Check the level of fluid in the clutch master cylinder reservoir and fill to the specified level. During the bleeding process, continue to check and replenish the reservoir to prevent the fluid level from getting lower than 1 / 2 the specified level.
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  3. Remove the dust cap from the bleeder screw on the clutch slave cylinder and connect a clear tube to the bleeder screw. Insert the other end of the tube into a clean, clear plastic or glass container half filled with brake fluid.
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  5. Pump the clutch pedal SLOWLY several times.
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  7. Hold the clutch pedal down and loosen the bleeder screw.
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  9. Tighten the bleeder screw and release the clutch pedal gradually.
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  11. Repeat until all evidence of air bubbles completely disappears from the brake fluid being pumped out through the tube.
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  13. When the air is completely removed, securely tighten the bleeder screw and replace the dust cap.
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  15. Check the level of fluid in the clutch master cylinder reservoir and fill as necessary.
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  17. Depress the clutch pedal several times to check the operation of the clutch hydraulic system. Check for leaks.
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